Contact me by email or ring me on my mobile which is regularly checked.
Location of Practices.
Sessions are based at The Hope Street Centre, 10 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA.MAP A therapy and counselling centre in Sandbach which offers child and family therapy and a range of complementary therapies as well as counselling and therapy for adults.
How do we get started?
After our initial contact by email or telephone we agree to meet for an initial consultation session at my practice. This is an opportunity to talk about yourself, your current difficulties and any questions you have.This is a chance for us to decide whether we shall work together and what options are best for you. I encourage people to take time to reflect on our conversation before deciding what path feels right for them.
How long is each session?
Sessions are 1 hour.
How often should I attend?
It is important to attend regularly and frequently enough to build a solid therapeutic relationship. This is discussed and agreed mutually.Some people attend weekly, some twice weekly depending upon their situation.
How much do sessions cost?
My fees are £70 per session paid by cheque or cash. Please note I do not accept credit or debit cards.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends upon the complexity and severity of the issues and the particular nature of the questions and issues that you bring to therapy.
Trauma focused work is usually able to ameliorate symptoms of PTSD following a one off incident in 8 to 12 sessions (often faster). These time guidelines have been set by NICE - The National Institute for Clinical Excellence - and are based upon research evidence on the effectiveness of trauma therapies in treating simple PTSD. For more severe and complex trauma such as childhood neglect and abuse, more time is required to work through a phased process of recovery, which includes education about the effects, reducing the immediate symptoms of trauma, working specifically on the traumatic memories and then consolidating new skills.
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